Definition lists are used to define terms. A definition list is identified with <dl>...</dl> tags.

The term being defined is encapsulated in “definition term” tags (<dt>...</dt>).

The terms definition is then encapsulated in the “definition” tags (<dd>...</dd>).

Note Sometimes you might see a list where there are two terms used for the same definition or two different definitions for the same term. This is acceptable.

  <dt>Term 1</dt>
    <dd>This is the definition of Term 1.</dd>
  <dt>Term 2</dt>
    <dd>This is the definition of Term 2.</dd>

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